Fulton Science Academy Private School sixth grader, Hannah Westerfield, cast as "Rebecca" in X-Men Film Franchise
FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY STUDENT LANDS ROLE IN 20TH CENTURY FOX THRILLER, “LOGAN”
Early wake up calls are no stranger to Fulton Science Academy Private School sixth grader, Hannah Westerfield, but this summer her alarm beeped for something other than school. Westerfield was chosen from nearly 1,000 auditioning teenagers to play the role of Rebecca in 20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated film, “Logan,” scheduled for worldwide release on Friday, March 3.
The film, which is the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, features acting veterans Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. The film is directed by James Mangold and is the newest Wolverine movie to hit movie screens worldwide.
Hannah plays “Rebecca,” a child running away from villains who are in pursuit of her and her friends. Filming required several months of shooting in New Orleans and New Mexico, as well as a week of filming in Los Angeles. While there, Westerfield worked directly with Hugh Jackman and enjoyed sharing screen time with several other talented actors and actresses.
“I guess you could say that this whole experience has been surreal for me,” said Westerfield. “Here I am on the red carpet being recognized for something I love – acting! I am incredibly humbled to be a part of this film and really enjoyed working with such an incredible cast and crew.”
Hannah has been acting since she was 7 years old. Her career accelerated after being cast in an independent horror film called “Smoke & Mirrors.” Hannah had an opportunity to push her acting skills to the limit and her performance caught the attention of talent agents based in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York.
Several months after signing with her manager, Sandy Oroumieh, and talent agent, Alex White, Hannah auditioned and booked her role in Logan. She has been very busy auditioning for other roles ever since.
Hannah takes acting very seriously, but also thinks it’s important to balance her acting commitments with homework, school activities, and personal time with friends and family. Hannah is also on the Principal’s Honor Roll at Fulton Science Academy, is a member of the Broadcast & Journalism Club, and is currently competing with her school team in Destination Imagination. Other hobbies include swimming, fencing and soccer.
Working on the set of Logan was an experience of a lifetime. “I learned so much more about movie production and made many friends along the way,” said Westerfield. “I bring a healthy dose of curiosity with me to every role. As Bette Davis once said, ‘Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes creation.’ For me, the opportunity to create exciting experiences through new characters is not a job, it’s a privilege.”
Hannah Westerfield is represented by Don Buchwald & Associates, AWA Talent Agency, and Rothman/Andres Entertainment. You can follow Hannah’s acting adventures on Instagram @hannahwesterfield and Twitter @followhannah